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College and university students were invited by the de Young New Generations Student and Faculty Advisory Committee to submit proposals of visual art, film, music, or performance art inspired by the special exhibitions and the permanent collection at the de Young. View their work at the de Young, only on April 19.
Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art “happenings” that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a delicious Friday Nights prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.
Special One-Day Student Exhibition
9:30 a.m.–8:45 p.m.
Students showcase their 2D and 3D art in the heart of the de Young, for a one-day-only pop-up gallery, free to visitors.
Celebrate the student showcase with free general admission for college students and faculty with current ID. Stay for Friday Nights at the de Young, featuring free programming throughout the museum, including music by the Whooligan, films in the Koret Auditorium, gallery talks by UC Berkeley Art History graduate students, raffle prizes, and the anticipated student showcase artist awards presentation hosted by emcees Melonie and Melorra Green.
Art Making for All
Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibits! This project invites everyone of all ages to get up close and personal to the artistic process. Join our museum artists in creating a project of your own to take home.
Selected student films. Schedule to be announced.
Personal Letters: Expressing Ourselves through a Mixed-Media Dialogue
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m., plus Fridays 6-8:45 p.m.
de Young Artist-in-Residence Susan Tonkin Riegel is a mixed-media artist who loves the language of symbols and archetypes. Her spontaneous and intuitive process records glimpses of her personal life and dreams.
"The Engaging Gaze: Portraiture from Leonardo to Vermeer," Sunnie Evers
What transforms a painting into a celebrity? Leonardo¹s Mona Lisa and Vermeer¹s Girl with a Pearl Earring each create a dynamic visual relationship that engages the viewer in a series of unanswered questions.